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An essential step in your child’s morning routine

Uniforms…check. Books…check. Sunscreen…did it make your back to school list? For many adult Australians who have been affected by skin cancer, the damage to their skin was done during childhood. As parents, keeping our children healthy is our top priority, and unlike previous generations, we now know there are many ways we can help reduce [...]

A decrease in the rate of skin cancer: too good to be true

Across Australia, the diagnosis of skin cancer actually dropped during 2020 – this may seem like a positive statistic but in reality, we know that the incidence of skin cancer cannot have decreased. With the unfolding Coronavirus situation, many people chose to postpone their regular medical appointments or had virtual appointments instead. In fact, [...]

Simple tip proven to reduce melanoma by a massive 50%!

We all know that when we pop down for a swim at the Strand, or have a walk up Castle Hill, sunscreen is essential. Townsville’s UV rate is among the highest in the world, so taking a proactive response is essential. 95% of skin cancer cases are caused by incidental sun exposure. While most people [...]

‘It’s still the same sun’: Skin Cancer Action Week

The famous ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ campaign in the 1980s did much for raising awareness of sun safety in Australia. Who could forget Sid the Seagull or the catchy jingle? Although many things have changed since Sid first appeared on our TV screens (including the sun safety guidelines themselves!), our sun is still the same.  99% [...]

Celebrating skin checks for 20,000 Queenslanders at Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic

This week marked an incredible milestone for our team at Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic as we welcomed our 20,000th patient to the clinic. https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsTownsville/videos/3293699847417803 We are very grateful to the North Queensland community for its continued support over the last 11 years and – while we would prefer that sun damage and skin cancer [...]

I’ve never been sunburnt so I’m protected from skin cancer, right?

You don’t have to get sunburnt to develop skin cancer. Many people believe that they need to have had a severe, blistering case of sun burn in order to develop skin cancer. Unfortunately this isn’t the case. Because Australia’s UV index is so high for so much of the day, even limited sun exposure can [...]

Does My Tattoo Protect Me from Skin Cancer?

It’s a question we are asked quite regularly at Skin Repair Skin Cancer Clinic and, for some people, it may seem logical that large areas of skin covered in dark ink could be protected from the sun’s harmful UV rays. However, the simple, truthful answer is no, your tattoos do not reduce your risk of [...]

Reducing the Risk of Further Skin Cancers with Vitamin B3

If you’ve been diagnosed with more than a handful skin cancers, your doctor may have already recommended a simple vitamin, Vitamin B3, to help reduce the risk of recurring cancer. Vitamin B3 – also known as nicotinamide – is a simple and inexpensive treatment that can reduce the risk of developing a new basal cell [...]

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